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    ISE: Sony showcases new 4K visual presentation possibilities

ISE: Sony showcases new 4K visual presentation possibilities

Sony launched its 4K visual presentation solution, Vision Presenter PWA-VP100 at ISE 2014 (Stand 1-H95 in Hall 1). The innovation makes it possible to display data from multiple source material.

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    Crestron and Polycom partner on group collaboration system

Crestron and Polycom partner on group collaboration system

Crestron announced today that they have expanded an existing partnership with PolycomInc. to market and resell the Crestron RL system. Polycom will sell Crestron RL through their IT-centric channel, and promote the system’s ability to natively integrate with Crestron systems.

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    ETIAM chooses Vidyo to enhance ETIAM-Connect medical image sharing services with HD video conferencing

ETIAM chooses Vidyo to enhance ETIAM-Connect medical image sharing services with HD video conferencing

ETIAM and Vidyo have announced that they are partnering to improve patient care through telemedicine and teleconsultation. ETIAM’s flagship solution, ETIAM-Connect is the basis for this new offering.

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    Sitec to distribute Crestron RL Lync conference room solution in the Middle East and North Africa

Sitec to distribute Crestron RL Lync conference room solution in the Middle East and North Africa

The partnership with Crestron will help SITEC expand and complement its existing collaboration solutions portfolio for Microsoft Lync. Crestron RL is a comprehensive solution for the conference room that combines Crestron hardware with Microsoft Lync. Crestron RL links to all systems in the room and gives users control of the entire room from the same touch screen.

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    Eclipse Services solves keynote presentation crisis

Eclipse Services solves keynote presentation crisis

London, UK based Eclipse Services’ new high quality advanced videoconferencing solution saved the day at a recent conference for multinational engineering and project management consultancy AMEC …. When at the last minute their keynote speaker was told by his doctors not to fly.

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    LivePerson, B.V. uses Polycom RealPresence immersive solutions to deliver cost effective customer meeting

LivePerson, B.V. uses Polycom RealPresence immersive solutions to deliver cost effective customer meeting

Polycom RealPresence video solutions help LivePerson defy distance and save travel costs and four tonnes of carbon emissions in a single day by delivering training across six locations simultaneously.

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    Blue Jeans arrives in the UK

Blue Jeans arrives in the UK

The US video conferencing provider launches in the UK today. It has hired former Cisco and WebEx executive James Campanini as its London-based EMEA vice-president and announced channel partnerships with video solutions company Imago Group and audio and conferencing service provider, InterCall.

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    Video conferencing to be the preferred business communications tool by 2016

Video conferencing to be the preferred business communications tool by 2016

Video conferencing will overtake email and voice/conference calls as the preferred method of communication for businessess in just three years, according to research conducted by Redshift Research.

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Polycom links with NATO

  Polycom links with NATO

Polycom’s RealPresence Platform is being used as a secure video collaboration environment for NATO.

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AVI-SPL gains advanced Cisco TelePresence partner status in the UK

  AVI-SPL gains advanced Cisco TelePresence partner status in the UK

AV integrator AVI-SPL has achieved TelePresence Video Advanced Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco in the UK. This designation recognises that AVI-SPL has fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, install and support Cisco TelePresence Video products at the Advanced level.

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One-third of university students to attend a virtual classroom in this academic year

  One-third of university students to attend a virtual classroom in this academic year

Thirty per cent of higher education/university students will attend a virtual or distance learning classroom in the coming academic year, according to a recent survey conducted by Vidyo.

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AVI-SPL to offer Microsoft Lync room systems

  AVI-SPL to offer Microsoft Lync room systems

Integrator AVI-SPL has completed the process to become accredited to sell the Smart room system for Microsoft Lync in the UK. Lync Room Systems are turnkey hardware and software systems based on a reference architecture designed by Microsoft to bring the Lync desktop experience into larger conference rooms.

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AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Jim Kruger, Polycom on collaboration

  AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Jim Kruger, Polycom on collaboration

Jim Kruger from Polycom spoke to us after he had taken part in the recent AV Roundtable on video conferencing, and told us about Polycom’s recent customer survey on collaboration.

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AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Darren Pitt, Saville AV, on video conferencing and BYOD

  AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Darren Pitt, Saville AV, on video conferencing and BYOD

Darren Pitt from Saville AV was one of the participants to our recent AV Roundtable on video conferencing. We asked him about his thoughts on BYOD and the technology – were they coming together?

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AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Michael Stanton-Jones, Vodafone on video conferencing and BYOD

  AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Michael Stanton-Jones, Vodafone on video conferencing and BYOD

At the recent AV Roundtable event on video conferencing, we took the opportunity to quiz some of the participants on the technology. This time around it’s Michael Stanton-Jones, product manager, communications and collaboration at Vodafone. We asked him about video conferencing and BYOD.

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AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Jonathan English, Deutsche Bank on video conferencing

  AV Roundtable exclusive interview: Jonathan English, Deutsche Bank on video conferencing

As a preview to the forthcoming video conferencing AV Roundtable article in the August/September issue of AV Magazine we present our first exclusive interview, taken from the event itself.

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Corporate users still overwhemingly rely on paper not technology to collaborate in meetings

  Corporate users still overwhemingly rely on paper not technology to collaborate in meetings

Although there is widespread availability and a growing dependence on certain technologies like mobile devices in the corporate environment, business leaders still lack effective, user-friendly tools to collaborate in meetings, according to the 2013 survey on the Obstacles to Effective Business Meetings.

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Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager software update gives mobile video support for 50,000 devices

  Polycom RealPresence Resource Manager software update gives mobile video support for 50,000 devices

The latest RealPresence Resource Manager software update (v8.0) from Polycom software has the ability to support up to 50,000 video user registrants joining from mobile, desktop or group video systems, to help IT teams supply the growing demand for BYOD.

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AVer launches new bundled video conferencing system called Congress

  AVer launches new bundled video conferencing system called Congress

AVer has launched its Congress range of video conferencing equipment, offering SMBs a choice of three bundled VC packages. The bundles are aimed at saving costs and cutting installation time.

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Rural schools use HD vcon to boost learning

  Rural schools use HD vcon to boost learning

Schools in Ireland are partnering with schools in Germany and the US to learn new languages and conduct social exchanges through an innovative new scheme.

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Polycom launches full HD, 360-deg panoramic video conferencing system built for Microsoft Lync VIDEO

  Polycom launches full HD, 360-deg panoramic video conferencing system built for Microsoft Lync VIDEO

Polycom has launched a 360-degree, panoramic 1080p HD video conferencing system custom-built for Microsoft Lync 2013. The Polycom CX5500 and CX5100 Unified Conference Stations are designed to deliver an around-the-table experience for all participants, whether they’re in the room or thousands of miles away.

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